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29–30 September 2018

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Speakers

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Schedule

(eighth RacketCon) is the meeting for everyone interested in Racket—a general-purpose programming language that’s also the world’s first ecosystem for developing and deploying new languages.

RacketCon is for developers, contributors, programmers, educators, and bystanders. It’s an opportunity for all of us to share plans, ideas, and enthusiasm, and help shape the future of Racket.

Live Stream

We plan on live streaming the event, as we have in the past.

Keynote

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Venue

This year, RacketCon will join the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) and Strange Loop for a week of programming revelry in St. Louis, Missouri at the Union Station Hotel. Specifically, we are in the Jeffersonian and Knickerbocker rooms.

Register

Early bird $75 individual · $45 student (until September 8)Standard $100 individual · $60 student (after September 8)

Buy your ticket at Eventbrite.

RacketCon attendees also get a fantastic group rate at the Union Station Hotel itself.

Speakers

Saturday September 29

8:30–9:30 Breakfast & Registration9:30 Welcome9:30–10:30 Keynote: TBA10:30–11:00 Break11:00–12:00 Amazing Talk 1
Amazing Talk 2
Amazing Talk 3
12:00–14:00 Lunch14:00–15:00 Extraordinary Talk 1
Extraordinary Talk 2
Extraordinary Talk 3
15:00–15:15 Break15:15–16:30 Superb Talk 1
Superb Talk 2
Superb Talk 3
Superb Talk 4
16:30–16:45 Break16:45–18:00 Wow, That’s a Racket 1
Wow, That’s a Racket 2
Wow, That’s a Racket 3
Wow, That’s a Racket 4

Saturday evening

19:00–23:00 Food & drink at local destination.

Sunday September 30

We will have another edition of Racketeer Office Hours, with details
to be announced.

Sponsors (#%kernel tier)

YouAndThem

Sponsors (big-bang tier)

David VandersonJesse Alama

Friendly Environment Policy

The Racket community aims to improve the world through programming. It started with the goal of introducing everyone to the wonderful world of program design, with a spirit of full inclusion and no emphasis on any specific group. Over time it has grown into a full-fledged professional community with a well-known reputation for helpfulness and openness on its on-line communication channels. The organizers want to encourage an equally open exchange of ideas at RacketCon, the community’s in-person meet-up.

This spirit requires an environment that enables all to participate without fear of personal harassment. We define harassment as unwelcome or hostile behavior, that is, behavior that focuses on people instead of ideas. The ACM’s anti-harassment policy lists a variety of specific unacceptable factors and behaviors. The organizers consider responses such as “just joking,” or “teasing,” or being “playful” as unacceptable.

Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behavior should notify one of the RacketCon organizers (Matthew Flatt or Jay McCarthy.)

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, from a warning of the offender to an expulsion from the conference [without refund].

[The wording of this policy is directly derived from that of the SNAPL conference, with thanks.]

Sponsoring

If you would like to sponsor, please contact the organizers. The #%kernel tier’s names and logos will appear on all RacketCon printed materials and advertisements.

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